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Vashti Day 5K and Festivities

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  • Dates: June 29, 2019
  • Bethel Baptist Church
  • 2715 Bethel Church Rd.
    Taylorsville, NC 28681
  • (828) 632-4344
  • 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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Online registration is now open for the first-ever Vashti Day 5K, set for Saturday, June 29! Be sure to stick around after the race to enjoy the festivities at the annual Vashti Day Celebration 2019. #VisitAlexanderNC 
Pre-registration is encouraged and preferred. Online registration is available. A free t-shirt is guaranteed with pre-registration. Online registration ends Friday June 28, 2019 at 5pm. 

Along with the race, their are activities for the whole family! There will be a country breakfast 7 am until 10:30 am. A parade at 11 that starts at Vashti Baptist church. There is no entry fee.
Then come back to Fire department for lunch. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and  home made ice cream on the menu!
There will be a water slide for the children and music until 2:30 pm.